Gifu Chapter

JALT 2015 4 Corners Tour

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 28 November 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Hà Phạm Việt

*Hosted jointly by the JALT Nagoya and Gifu chapters*

Location: 
WINC Aichi, Room 1309
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Money 101: Personal Finance, Investing, and Retirement for Residents of Japan

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 October 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Ben Shearon (Tohoku University)

Many teachers in Japan would like to get their finances in order, but aren’t quite sure where to start. This exposes them to three big potential dangers: not doing anything, doing the wrong thing, and being taken advantage of by ‘advisors’ or financial institutions. This workshop will cover basic

Location: 
JR Gifu Station Heartful Square 2F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Character Development for Meaningful Communication

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 26 September 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Aya Kawakami (Nanzan Junior College)

Role-plays, sample dialogues, and free conversation are staples of EFL classroom activities. What can we, as teachers, do to create more diversity and breathe more life into such tasks? One possible solution is to incorporate some basic drama techniques, many of which focus on character development.

Location: 
JR Gifu Station Heartful Square 2F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Teacher Employment Issues

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 20 June 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Richard Miller (Kobe Gakuin University)

This presentation will begin with an overview of the job market for language professionals in Japan, and the current trends for the job market. Results from surveys and questionnaires that the presenter has obtained through his role as the Job Information Centre (JIC) editor will be given.

Location: 
JR Gifu Station, Heartful Square 2F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Grading the Activity Not the Material / Get Them to Ask You: Making Self-Intro Lessons More Student-Centred

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 18 July 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Mark Kulek (Gifu Kids)
Speaker: 
Steven Charles

Grading the Activity Not the Material: Conversation schools teach a wide range of age groups with a wide range of English abilities. For consistency, classroom management and ease, the participants will see the importance of utilizing the same materials no matter age and ability level. Mark will demonstrate how sequencing activities helps both students and teachers.

Location: 
Gifu Station, Juroku Plaza 4F kenkyushitsu 2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Retasking Dictogloss / Extremely Short Stories (ESS)

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 May 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Mike Stockwell (Sugiyama Jogakuen University)
Speaker: 
Saya Ike (Sugiyama Jogakuen University)
Speaker: 
Cheryl DiCello (Sugiyama Jogakuen University)

Retasking Dictogloss: This presentation will demonstrate three ways a short dictogloss component on quizzes supports vocabulary acquisition, timely assessment, and evaluation of achievement for learners.

Location: 
Juroku Plaza, 4F, Kenkyushitsu 1
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Re-writing classic foreign literature as graded readers

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 18 April 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Alastair Lamond

The presentation will focus on the mechanics and retelling process of writing a graded reader at a low level as well as look at the socio-cultural benefits of low-level graded reader versions of non-Western classic literature. The presenter will share how he approached the project to ensure a connection with a modern audience.

Location: 
JR Gifu Station, Heartful Square 2F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Teaching the Question of Culture

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 March 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Brent A. Hack (Aichi Prefectural University)

Language education at Japanese universities has shifted towards cultivating a “global” mindset. This includes cultural instruction. However, set images of a “target culture” carry the risk of reinforcing a stereotyped worldview.

Location: 
Heartful-Square-2F (East-Wing)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen, 1st visit free.

Nagoya/Gifu: Four Corners- Learning through English in Thai Schools: Policy, Concerns and Directions

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Sonthida Keyuravong, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi.

International education is now a buzzword in Thailand. As a result, English instruction programs are mushrooming. Meanwhile, these programs are seen as helping this country become globally
competitive. But are they really beneficial as believed by the Education Ministry? The presenter will look at the evolution of these programs, government policy, and current status.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 3F, Lecture Room 1
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Characteristics and Uses of Teacher Personal Narratives in the Language Classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 21 February 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Suzanne Bonn (Aston University, PhD Candidate)

Do you share personal stories with students in the classroom? Based on PhD research, Suzanne will discuss the characteristics and uses of what she terms teacher personal narratives (TPNs). She will share significant research findings that may affect the way language teachers instruct at all levels of education.

Location: 
Heartful-Square-2F (East-Wing)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

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